These are some of the unsung heroes of Search Engine Optimization. They rarely feature in conversations and few talk about them in public forums on the Net. The fact is, mention SEO and the world starts thinking about keywords, meta tags, link building et al. However, there’s more to the story and sadly enough, we choose to remain silent about it.
In case you’re still wondering what these unfortunate entities might be, well, they’re the Web files that webmasters use to help in the SEO process, such as the robots.txt file, the XML sitemap and the DCMI datasheet.
Here’s a long due nod of acknowledgement to all these silent warriors of SEO – 5 Web files that help search engines understand and rank your site better. Read the full story here.